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Your potential is in your hands.

Celebrating 28 years of educating court reporting professionals in the Philadelphia region! A career in court reporting is a career of opportunities. From transcribing court proceedings to captioning your favorite TV programs and more, the training you'll receive in Court Reporting and Captioning at Orleans Technical Institute will prepare you to succeed in this growing, dynamic field. At Orleans Tech, you can earn an Associate in Specialized Business (ASB) degree.  > Go to Program Overview

 Orleans Tech offers the only court reporting school in the tri-state region approved by the National Court Reporters Association (NCRA).

Today's Court Reporters are Technology Professionals!

They fulfill roles beyond serving as courtroom stenographers. Using unique steno machine skills and “realtime” computer technologies, court reporters produce instant, accurate transcriptions and captioning that are now essential to businesses and customers, as well as television and online. > Download our "We Are Technology" flyer

Benefits of Technology Career Training in Court Reporting & Captioning
• Learn specialized skills by taking courses that are directly applicable to immediate employment in the field upon graduation.
• Train for a profession that’s parent-friendly, with flexible schedules and opportunities to work from home.
• Work in a variety of exciting settings from courtrooms and law firms to businesses, TV, webcasting, colleges and captioning for the deaf.
• Feel secure in a growing career field, where employment is projected to grow over the next decade.

Career Outlook

The job placement rate for Orleans Tech students who completed this program between July 1, 2009 and June 30, 2013 is 100%.

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, job opportunities for court reporters are expected to be excellent as job openings continue to outnumber jobseekers in some areas. Employment of court reporters is projected to grow 14 percent from 2010 to 2020.
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Occupational Outlook Handbook,” 2012-13 Edition.

Annual Mean Wages in Our Region:
Metropolitan Philadelphia: $52,890
Metropolitan Wilmington, DE-NJ-MD: $50,940
State of Delaware: $55,190
Source: Department of Labor, "Occupational Employment Stats," May 2011.

Media Mentions 

> Read about Orleans' internship program in the Journal of Court Reporting

> Read about our recent graduating class in The Northeast Times: "Court Reporting--The Verdict Is In"

> See a photo of our recent graduates in The Legal Intelligencer

> Click here to listen to our Court Reporting radio interview on the "Woman of the Week" segment on 95.7 BenFM

> Read our article in The Northeast Times: "Fast Fingers: A New Era for Court Reporting Offers Broader Opportunities to Make a Living"

Attention High School Seniors

Still in High School, But Want to Learn More?
It's not too early to begin your post-graduation plans! Read the article in The Philadelphia Public School Notebook newspaper about how you can go to Orleans Tech's Court Reporting and Captioning technology career training program this September to earn an Associate Degree in Specialized Business. 

> Learn more about our High School Scholarship Award Program

Graduate Success Stories.

Read about Laura and other successful Orleans alumni
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